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in 2009 Affordable Small Cars

Avg. Price Paid: $5,819 - $8,834
Original MSRP: $9,970 - $15,870
MPG: 27 City / 33 Hwy
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2009 Hyundai Accent Interior

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Auto writers find quality and comfort inside the 2009 Hyundai Accent surprisingly good. Most reviewers give kudos for comfort in the front and rear rows, and report that though the number of standard features is limited, their display and ease of use are impressive.

  • "One of the things we like best about the Accent is its interior. Not only do those big windows provide a great view, but the hip point of the driver's seat is two inches higher than in pre-2006 Accents, for a truly commanding perspective." -- New Car Test Drive
  • "These hatchbacks and sedans are hardly quick, but do deliver solid build quality, reasonable interior space, and more equipment than their low prices imply." -- Consumer Guide
  • "The Accent 3door may be small on the outside but it's incredibly roomy on the inside -- in both the front and rear." -- About.com

Front Seats

Praise is present, but muted for Hyundai Accent's front row.

  • "Fairly roomy for the class, though tall drivers may wish for more seat travel. The seats are set relatively high but need better thigh support." -- Consumer Guide
  • "The Accent's cabin provides a comfortable atmosphere with a feeling of spaciousness from the driver seat." -- Edmunds
  • "The fun started for me when I opened the door and slid behind the wheel. I had no trouble doing that because the seat is set two inches higher than the seat in the last generation Accent. This makes for an incredibly comfortable ingress (and egress) as well as a very convenient seating position." -- About.com

Rear Seats

Though some say the Accent's rear row is nothing to shout about, others describe the area as spacious.

  • "Rear roominess is just par for the class." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "There's plenty of room for tall folks and for big ones too. I'm just an inch or so under six feet tall and I had at least four inches of headroom. With the front seat moved ahead just the slightest bit, I had another three inches of knee room." -- About.com
  • "Foot space is better than the subcompact-class norm. ... Entry and exit are OK in sedans, stoop-and-twist in hatchbacks." -- Consumer Guide
  • "If you plan on carrying passengers in the back, keep in mind that the Versa and Yaris hatchback's offer more rear seat legroom." -- Edmunds

Interior Features

The 2009 Hyundai Accent's cabin is outfitted with good materials, and controls are within easy reach.

  • "Inside, the Accent's design is simple and functional. The quality of materials is acceptable." -- Edmunds
  • "We noticed several nice touches that kept our test sedan from feeling like a cheap econobox. Among them: dampened grab handles, a thick roof lining, center folding front and rear armrests, a tilt steering wheel, a micro roof-mounted antenna, driver and passenger side-illuminated vanity mirrors, cabin air filtration, remote trunk and fuel cap releases, and a windshield shade band." -- New Car Test Drive
  • "The cloth upholstery has an unexpectedly classy look and feel." -- Consumer Guide
  • "The glove compartment won't hold much more than a pair of gloves and the owner's manual." -- MSN

Cargo

The Accent's cargo area is not wholly convenient, but most auto writers say it's within the standards of the class. The three-door hatchback has 15.9 cubic feet of cargo space, while the sedan offers 12.4 cubic feet of space.

  • "Cargo room is average for its class, with more than 12 cubic feet in the sedan and nearly 16 cubic feet in the hatchback." -- Edmunds
  • "The hachback's cargo area is usefully larger than the sedan's trunk, but both body styles have a shallow opening that complicates loading bulky items. Folding rear seatbacks increase useful cargo space. Cabin storage is not great, but front door map pockets include handy bottle holders." -- Consumer Guide
  • "With the 60/40 split rear seatbacks folded down, there's almost 16 cubic feet of cargo room, which, incidentally, is more even than the Toyota Yaris. I was able to accommodate Guide Aaron Gold and his wife Robin ... and their several enormous pieces of luggage with no sweat." -- About.com

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